My suggestion for this week’s Movie Monday is The Confession...
Following on the heels of The Shunning based on the book by Beverly Lewis, The Confession again takes us once again into the life of Amish woman Katie Lapp. This time we watch as Katie desires to find her biological mother, Laura, and seeks to build a relationship with her before Laura dies of a terminal illness. Will Katie’s search be successful?
And if Katie does find Laura, there are just two problems. Another woman is posing as Katie Lapp and Laura’s husband is doing all he can to inherit Laura’s money. What will Katie do?
While The Confession starts off a bit slow, it does gain momentum and provides for its viewers a satisfying story with many great discussion points including:
The loyalty of friends (Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.);
Why lying never pays (Proverbs 26:28 – A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin);
and lack of forgiveness (Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you).
While this movie is not an overtly Christian movie, it does make mention of Scripture and Katie’s faith is a part of her life.
There is nothing objectionable in The Confession and I would highly recommend it to those ages 11 and older as the subject matter, including adoption, the shunning of Katie from her Amish family, deceit, and possible adultery are complex. So if you’re on the lookout for a good “chick flick” The Confession fits the bill. A spoiler warning: it does leave you hanging at the end and opens the script for the third book in the series to be made into a movie. All in all, a great suggestion for your next movie night!
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